Thursday, May 5, 2011

A fine April morning

I walked some of Grande Mere SP yesterday. A few Northern Waterthrushes were tinking along the swampy edges along with a Rusty Blackbird.
Some of the classic April migrants were much in evidence, the April thrush, a Hermit,

and the classic April warbler, the Yellow-rumped.

Black-and-white Warbler frequently appears on the last day of April...

Wait a second, what's that you say? It's May? I would have predicted more leaves and territorial birds. I guess it explains the female Kentucky at Floral this morning though. I had to shoot through some brush so the pics aren't as sharp as I'd like.

A first state (ABA?) record Bearded Tit was along the trail too:

I don't see any reason to actually look up what a Bearded Tit looks like, surely the name is self-explanatory right? I didn't see where the chickadee took its nesting material.

1 comment:

sissypants said...

Bearded Tit would be a first world record according to eBird--it looks more like a Bearded Reedling to me (those aren't quite "reeds" either, maybe just reedy cattail fluff)!

     Great job on the photos!